Digital-Environmental Impact

Planned Obsolescence.


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It’s the thing that causes people to camp our overnight in front of the Apple store to buy the newest iPhone. It also has  a devastating impact on the environment. The utopian global community we dream about when we tell stories of the ideal digital culture can look very different when we step away from the screens on our devices and look at the earth we stand on, and the people with whom we share it.

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Adapted from V. Ryan,


In week six, we’ll discuss WHAT IS PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE, environmental impact of the digital world, the handling of e-waste, and what we can do to make a change.


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